Texas Tech University

Graduate English Society



The purpose of the Graduate English Society is to promote professionalism, collegiality, and collaboration within our department to provide an added dimension and resource to the graduate experience. All graduate students in the Department of English are welcome and encouraged to join. While each domain of the graduate program offers students membership to specific organizations salient to his or her concentration, the GES affords participants the opportunity to network and collaborate across those domains. Through participation in this organization, students will gain resources, build relationships, and develop professionally.

Statement of Purpose

The Graduate English Society (GES) at Texas Tech University is a student organization dedicated to providing opportunities for English graduate students to participate in the Texas Tech University academic community. Membership is free of charge. Each year, the GES Conference showcases presentations and papers of English graduate students. We encourage all GES members to share their research at this conference. The GES also serves to facilitate communication between English graduate students and faculty in an effort to promote intradepartmental camaraderie and disclosure. In addition to these benefits, GES members are frequently appointed to serve on departmental committees and advocate student interests.

Fall 2018 Meetings and Events:

  • Potluck - September 20th, 12:30, Faculty Lounge
  • General Monthly Meeting: September 27th, 12:30pm (reoccurring every 4th Thursday of the month)
  • Game Night - October 25th, 6:00pm, Faculty Lounge
  • Film Screening - The Pagemaster, November 17th, 10:00am, Alamo Drafthouse

Meeting Minutes


President: Zak Forkner

Vice President: Apryl Lewis

Treasurer: Lance Lomax

Secretary: Wesley Jones

Reading Groups

Reading Groups

Group Meeting Times Location
Feminist Theory Reading Group 4pm - Every other Wednesday Engl 104
Social Justice Reading Group 11am -- Every other Saturday Market Street on 50th
Later British Reading Group 5pm -- Oct. 30 Engl Faculty Lounge